I have actually swapped cases and refreshed a few things inside....Will be posting a new Completed Build once I receive the intake fans I ordered.
I would absolutely recommend doing it, because I love a challenge and it definetely was that, but more than anything, it was really fun to put rather large hardware in a relatively small chassis. However, as I stated in one of the comments, it was a bit difficult to put this 2080Ti in this case due to the fact the case only supports 45mm cards, and this is like 55mm, but with a little bit of case modding (slightly bending the psu shroud downwards, and adding an additional screw at the I/O to raise the card up), I got it to fit with JUST enough room for the fans to breathe. Also, I would not be sure about putting a rad at the top, because there is not much room. Possibly in the front, but I can't be too sure.
Follow up after another few days....Fixed the loud fan noise on the GPU by pushing the PSU shroud down a bit, and lifting the I/O end of the card up with an additional screw in the rear of the case, and now, with that extra few mm of clearance, the fans are whisper quiet. No more "leaf blower" fan problem on idle!!!
Follow up after a few days with the card.... Card DOES run hotter than I expected, but that was easily fixed by lifting the end of the card up a few MM (to allow fans to breathe better) and slightly increasing the Noctua's fan speed (20% to 45%, but with it blowing directly into card, that isn't much louder tbh). After doing that, temps went from 89C to 78C at full load. Still can lower that with further tweaking.
4k monitor, its an LG monitor (forgot the model)... after initial testing last night FPS seems really good.... GTA V with redux mod Max settings runs around 70-90fps, and Minecraft with raytracing shaders and an intense resource pack runs at 40-60fps in 1440p....4k is REALLY hard to run with the shaders pack and resource pack I'm running...
New card arrived today! Will be installing it tmrw morning and testing it!
According to Amazon, it will be arriving on Tuesday, so if that is true, I will be posting pictures and updates by mid-week.
Yup! It fits, but BARELY! The fans/shroud of the card has about 1-2mm of clearance to the PSU shroud. So, since the card is so close to the shroud, I have placed a Noctua 120mm fan on top of the PSU (below the shroud), blowing up into the GPU to assist with additional cooling. Aaaaaand, since the card is pretty long, it may be hard to fit any sort of AIO in the front of the case. So keep that in mind :)
Wouldn't know as of yet..... As I said in the desc. the one I received was defective, and I'm getting a replacement soon. I will let you know when I receive the new one, but based on my case airflow and the beefy heatsink on it, I'd say no, it won't overheat :)
Turns out the one I received was defective (fan controller on GPU was faulty), and I am receiving my replacement one, hopefully, by the end of this week. Added some more pictures, but will update when new card arrives as well!
Just arrived today, will be installing it tomorrow and updating the page.
Thanks! I'm really pleased with the result as well. As I already mentioned, I will be posting more better quality pics once 2080Ti arrives.
No... They are just the static blue version of the ML pro fans and are connected to the integrated smart hub in the H400i.
I suppose it might work then... Idk for sure... I still like the way i did it because Temps are the same with 4/2 fans and its quieter with 2 lol.
I would make sure first that your rad and fans aren't too thick or that might not work either.
I do not have pictures of it, but when I put 1 set of fans outside the bracket, then the radiatior and other 2 fans inside the bracket, it was pushing against the blue cable management bar... So it is possible, but longer gpus may not fit easily, and the front filter is very difficult/impossible to get back on.
Very nice! I really like the idea of micro-atx systems (Especially water cooled :P), and this one is no exception! +1
I think they have a version without the smart hub now.... Called the H400....
I also have a build in the H400i, and it's an amazing chassis for an M-ATX build. I always wondered what SLI would be like in this chassis, and now I know. Amazing build! +1
Oh yeah that.... That's for my power bar above my desk on my shelf that has chargers and such connected to it....not for the PC itself lol. But besides that, thanks for the comment!
Mine is the 104.7CFM model but I really don't think there is any difference in terms of performance.
Yeah it's basically the same thing... What model did you buy?
I can run most/if not all games at 1080p very high/ultra (ex. GTA V, Euro truck sim 2, American truck sim) at over 60fps. I don't play a lot of FPS titles, but I do play CSGO at ultra 1080p at 120fps on average.
I don't see why not.... It's virtually the same RAM, just with or without the RGB.
Not at all... It's actually hidden up above the black border around the tempered glass panel, and even with the panel removed, it's still hidden above the metal border that the glass rests on.
I actually don't use WiFi, I use Ethernet.
Thanks so much! I appreciate it! I really like the idea of a small form factor build, yet having it still be just as powerful as a full sized system. I agree with you, they should have a version with and without the smart hub, however I admit I do like having it to control my case fans...
I agree. This is ridiculous. They should not be this expensive. Let's just hope that they fix the issue before they release the new cards.
Okay, Thanks! Appreciate it!
Everything looks good.... Fans are controllable, and pump is fine even without putting it on full power...
Okay. Thanks again!
What do you mean?
Okay.... Thanks! What would happen if I didn't set that header to full speed? Just curious...
How would I go about doing that? Would it affect the fans?
No... All I wanted to know was that If I do all this stuff to the pump and fans, like connect them to the pump, will I be able to control them?
That's what I meant by control.... Sorry if I didn't mention it... Corsair Link is what I use...
Thanks! Will I be able to control the fans if I do that? And will I have to enable/disable anything else somewhere else?
Plugging the pump into the pump header on the maximus X hero (z370).
Wow, what a story... Glad to hear that you are doing well. Also, great build, looks amazing! +1
Thank you... Would I have to worry about future proofing the rig?
Where did you find that tubing and what is is called
Hands down one of the coolest builds ive ever seen!